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Royal Engineers visit offers frontline insights

Public services students at City of Oxford College got an insight into life on the frontline during a visit by members of the Royal Engineers Demolition Explosive Ordnance Munitions and Search (DEMS) Training Regiment.

 

Following a talk focused on careers in the armed forces, the two visitors demonstrated some of the equipment typically used to detect explosives in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

The students were then given the task of using the equipment to detect training devices which had been placed around the college. They also got the opportunity to wear the body armour currently worn by all frontline troops.

 

 

This valuable day gave the students a great insight in to the training unit of the armed forces and will hopefully lead to a visit to the unit’s base for a more in-depth exploration of the kit and equipment.